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Microlite20 RPG Collection (2020 Edition)

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The 2020 edition of The Microlite20 RPG Collection includes the basic Microlite20 RPG (only 2 pages of actual rules) and over 100 RPGs based on those rules.

New or updated games in the 2020 edition include: 

Dark Heritage 2, Ad Astra, Microlite20 Fandom Version, M20 Modular, Cult of Undeath, Microluxe20, Fantasy Hack M20, Microlite74 Swords & Sorcery 2e, Microlite74 3d6 Edition, Microlite78: First Edition Lite 2e, Worlds of Fantasy, Microlite2020, Microlite20 Beginners Players Guide.

What is Microlite20?

Microlite20 is an OGL role-playing game containing character generation, combat and rules for magic, monsters and level advancement. We have ripped the guts out of d20 leaving just the essence of the game. Skills are much simplified, there are no feats and combat is as simple as it gets. The original Microlite20 is a trimmed-down, subminiature version of the Primary Fantasy Tabletop RPG SRD rules that has been designed to be quick and easy to play. The goal was to create a simpler game, but one where all of the resources of Primary Fantasy SRD (monsters, spells, adventures and equipment) could be used without conversion. It was designed for the 3.5 SRD but will work with the 3.0 SRD or even the PF SRD. The rules for character generation, combat, magic and level advancement take up a single sheet of paper, meaning it is perfect for introducing role-playing to new players, gaming one-shot adventures or tailoring into your own game system (and judging by the number of Microlite20 variants available, tailoring Microlite20 into your own game system is very popular).

What is The Microlite20 RPG Collection?

The Microlite20 RPG Collection is the basic Microlite20 game with a huge collection of supplemental rules and variants as well as a large number of games based on the original Microlite20 system. While the original system was designed for fantasy games as are many of the games based on Microlite20 included in this free collection, this collection also includes Microlite20-based science fiction, horror, superhero, cyperpunk, espionage, etc. games. Also included are Microlite20-based versions of popular games from the 1970s and 1980s and Microlite20 versions of 4e and 5e. Finally, there are "large" versions of Microlite20 that include more of the 3.x SRD to make more complete games that while still much smaller that the original are complete enough that one does not have to refer to the SRD to play.

This is the fourth edition of The Microlite20 RPG Collection. The first edition, published in 2010, had about 600 pages. The second edition, published in 2012, had about 1400 pages. The third edition, published in 2017 had just over 2000 pages. This fourth edition has over 2750 pages. It includes revised versions of some games, a number of new Microlite20-based games, and the new Microlite2020 core rules. All games in this collection are under the OGL and the text of most are entirely open game content (with the exception of a few words like authors names). This edition is designed to make it easy to print out just the games you are interested in.

About the Price:

The Microlite2020 RPG Collection (2020 Edition) is a "pay what you want" product with a suggested price of $0.00. In other words it is a free product, but you have the option to toss a few bucks my way as a tip if you really want to. So go ahead and enter a zero for what you want to pay and download it for free without feeling guilty. As the compilier of this collection (and the author of some of the games within it) I want you to have a copy of The Microlite2020 RPG Collection (2020 Edition) far more than I want your money!

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Carlos A December 07, 2023 5:13 pm UTC
Hello! I want to use Microlite20 RPG to develop a small rpg. Can I use it? I'm new at OGL rules. It's for a video game.
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Terrance C August 16, 2023 7:01 am UTC
I am so impressed, both by this tome and the entire M20 project. You can pretty much do it all with this. I am not good enough with words to give sufficient praise. Will soon be registering on the forums, and hope to contribute in some way.
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Michael M January 10, 2021 11:51 pm UTC
The PDF bookmarks are kinda messy; is this intentional? It's hard to find the different games quickly.
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Randall S January 11, 2021 1:57 am UTC
The bookmarks are entirely unintentional. They were generated by the software I used to combine all the PDFs. It does a horrible job, but there was no way to turn bookmarks off. To find the games quickly, use the Table of Contents -- each game has a page number next to the name. Just plug that into your PDF reader's "go to page" feature and you'll hop right to the first page of the game in question. In Acrobat (at least the Windows version), all you have to do is put the number in the fill-in-the blank" part of the "_____ / 2768 in the toolbar.
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Michael M January 11, 2021 8:32 am UTC
Ah, that makes sense. Thank you!
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John J April 28, 2020 5:10 pm UTC
Well, bless you and your team. And thanks to all the authors. This is DIY garage-band roleplaying hobby love at its finest. Look forward to the next iteration in a few years!
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Jesse C April 27, 2020 2:53 pm UTC
I love the Micro20 materials, outstanding work.
However, the thing that TRULY amazes me is the fact that you put 2768 pages into a single PDF of only 76.4MB!!!
Most publishers to DTR have trouble keeping their files under 1MB per page.
That's called mastering your technology. Awesome!
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Randall S April 27, 2020 3:16 pm UTC
Thanks for the kind words but I really can't take much credit in the file size department. The Microlite20 games in this compilation are mostly text. It's the huge high quality graphics that really balloon PDF file sizes. That said, this file started out about 130 MB. I ran it through each of the "PDF compress" programs I have and picked the one with the best combination of quality and low file size. In this case, this knocked about 53 MB off the file size. Oddly, I can't say one program is better than another. Which program produces the smallest file varies with the original file.
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